Auto-Bounce™ requires that both Logic and Auto-Bounce are always visible. You cannot use any other apps while Auto-Bounce is running. Auto-Bounce is not a background application.
Auto-Bounce bounces through the Master Output Channel. Auto-Bounce supports bouncing in Stereo, Mono, and Surround, BUT it cannot switch between them. This means you must FIRST set Logic’s Master Out Fader to the type you want before running Auto-Bounce. For most users, this will be the default Stereo Master Out fader.
Auto-Bounce is intended to be used after you are finished working on your Logic Project and ready to run mixes and stems. Before opening Auto-Bounce, you must have your tracks and stacks already named to identify them in the Auto-Bounce track list area. If you change the track list in ANY way after opening Auto-Bounce, you must quit Auto-Bounce, re-launch it, and re-scan the Logic Project. This will erase all your Auto-Bounce jobs and settings. So make sure you are ready to start bouncing before opening Auto-Bounce.
How to configure Logic Pro for Auto-Bounce
(please allow 15-30 minutes for the initial one-time setup)
Please Note: Make sure your Logic screen set is unlocked. Otherwise, the changes you make will not remain in place.
You CAN turn on other Control Bar Settings, but the ones indicated above must be checked. If the selected buttons are not visible in your control bar after turning them on, ensure your Logic window is wide enough to display them.
TRACK HEADER CONFIGURATION
Track names must be at least partially visible in your tracklist.
Make your Mixer Panel Wide Enough to show this.
And Tall Enough to show this.
Change Logic's Clock Format to the 4-Segment Display Shown Below
This is accessed from the main menu:
Logic 10.7x: Logic Pro / Settings / Display
Logic 10.8x: Logic Pro / Settings / View
Import the Logic Key Command File found in the Auto-Bounce Folder.
OR...If you choose to customize them, they must be entered into BOTH Logic Pro and Auto-Bounce Preferences.
After the initial Logic Scan, you can access the Auto-Bounce Key Commands from the preference window.
These are the default Auto-Bounce Key Commands.
You are now ready to launch Auto-Bounce.
Open Auto-Bounce, Scan, and Do Not Touch anything Until this window disappears.
If you experience any issues during the scan, try closing plugin windows and refer to the Troubleshooting Guide and user manual.
Depending on the number of tracks, it might take several minutes for Auto-Bounce to restore Logic to its original state after the initial scan. This is normal. Please be patient.
You are now ready to start using Auto-Bounce. PLEASE Read the Manual,
1. Before launching Auto-Bounce, do a “Save-As” of your Logic Project and add “Pre Stem” or “for AB” to the title. This will allow you to create a “cleaner” version of your Logic Project better suited to bounce stems from. For example, you can speed things up by:
a) Delete Unused Tracks. (the fewer tracks, the faster Auto-Bounce works)
b) Hide or Turn Off tracks you don’t need for bouncing. (Auto-Bounce’s main window filters these out by default, making it quicker and easier to select only the things you want to bounce)
c) Ensure all your track stacks and tracks are named as you want them to be when exported.
2. DON’T WASTE your TIME.Setting up Auto-Bounce should be quick and easy. Some users skip the instructions and needlessly create a separate job for each stem. This is WRONG and wastes tons of time!To run a set of stems, all you need is a single job in “Stem Mode” and just select all the tracks/stacks that you want to bounce individually....that’s it!
Watch this videoto see Tom Salta prepare 3 mixes and 2 sets of stems in 60 seconds!
TOM’s TIP: I group all my tracks into Folder Stacks, which I name according to the Stem they will be a part of. Then I collapse all the folder stacks, so my Logic project is nice and neat, only showing the Stack or Track names I want to bounce. When I open Auto-Bounce and hit scan, it will match the view of my Logic track list. Then I click “Select All” and press “Bounce” ... Done!
3. Once you configure your Logic Pro Control Bar and Track Header settings to work with Auto-Bounce, save them as your default settings. This will allow you to apply them to any Logic Project in seconds and ensure it will work with Auto-Bounce.
4. Test the volume of the Auto-Bounce Notification soundbefore you run your stems. IT MAY BE LOUD! Press the speaker icon on the upper right. This will allow you to toggle the notification volume to your liking.